When Manila Killa served up his first solo offering earlier this year, the Filipino American producer made a statement for his new sound beyond Hotel Garuda. His debut 1993 EP captured audiences with its dreamy synth-pop qualities, retro 80s vibe, and atmospheric future bass sound. While the original album clocked in at just seven tracks, leaving fans yearning for more, Manila Killa has answered that call with a whopping 19-track follow up, 1993 (Delux Edition).
“I decided to re-imagine two of my songs off my EP as ‘Dusk’ versions, inspired by the energy I got from the shows off the first part of the 1993 tour earlier this year,” says Manila Killa of the Delux offering. “Excited to begin part 2 of this tour next week.”
With 12 brand new re-imaginations by the likes of Kuur, outsideOUTSIDE, Juelz, and more future bass acts, the Delux Edition is essentially a glorified remix album. From Slow Magic‘s and Kwon‘s separate reworks of “Wake Up Call,” MYRNE‘s spin on “Skin,” and Laxcity‘s take on “Midwinter,” the album is every bit as dazzling and iridescent as it’s original. Yet, there’s an aura of reverence and collaboration to the tuned-up version. Manila Killa has also added two “Dusk Editions” to the Delux offering, transforming “1993” and “Run Away” into newly realized tracks that have a dry, desert air about them.
The 1993 Delux Edition arrives as Manila Killa heads off on the second leg of his 1993 tour. The 10-date tour extension kicks off at the end of the month in Philadelphia, making its way across the east and west coasts of the US and Canada.
Tickets to the second leg of Manila Killa’s tour can be found on his website.
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